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Old 24 Mar 2008, 21:52   #1 (permalink)
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Default Paint Tau toes/hooves??

My question is what is the proper way to paint the fire warriors toes/hooves?? I looked in the codex and I couldn't quite tell, if they where the same color as the fatigues or a skin tone. Your input would be nice.
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Old 24 Mar 2008, 21:57   #2 (permalink)
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Most people do them black/brown. It is best to paint them just like horse hooves. They're bone I think, so a different colour to the skin.
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Old 24 Mar 2008, 22:07   #3 (permalink)
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i just paint them fortress gray, but its like songblade says paint them like you would horse hooves
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Default Re: Paint Tau toes/hooves??

Thanks that's been baffling me for a while.
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Old 25 Mar 2008, 04:48   #5 (permalink)
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Hm I thought they were like the toes of a camel, what with the Tau being all from the desert...
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Default Re: Paint Tau toes/hooves??

In my opinion the hooves are covered by clothing... otherwise they wouldn't relly be air-tight and certain sections of the game 'Fire Warrior' would make absolutely no sense. Anyway, I just colour the hooves the same colour as the rest of the fatigues.
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Old 25 Mar 2008, 13:23   #7 (permalink)
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if you look carefully at the hooves, the mold makes it look like the cloth ends before the hoof, so i painted it differently. but there are referances to tau fighting in space, so the whole airtight thing may be right. It really comes down to what way you want to paint them.
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Old 25 Mar 2008, 14:04   #8 (permalink)
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I figured it was some kind of shoe, black w/ a light drybrush, if any.
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Old 25 Mar 2008, 15:59   #9 (permalink)
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I always just assume they are wearing boots, so I never paint them as bare hooves.

What I do is I paint the feet/boots a flat black and fatigues (the cloth parts) a black green (ie: Dark Angels Green). This gives a bit of contrast, which make the model look more detailed, and also draws attention away from those weird feet, which are probably beyond explanation, lol.
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Tau don't normally wear hoof covers, as per Fire Warrior.

La'Kais was actually baffled that humans covered their feet at all, and spent a small portion of the book wondering what human feet looked like.

Regardless, Tau would likely be able to cover their hooves in NBC or vacuum environments; it's just not common practice in your standard everyday battlefield environment.
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